World On Water Global Sailing News – June 29, 2018
Published on June 29th, 2018
This week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show produced by www.boatson.tv.
In this week’s “WoW TV”:
• Well it’s finished! I’m talking about the longest (in time) Round The World Race and it was won by Volvo trucks. Here is the start of Leg 11 in Gothenburg (the home of Volvo) to The Hague in Holland. There are numbers of “Traffic Separation Scheme” areas requiring the seven yachts to decide which side to transit. Dongfeng’s weather man Marcel van Triest said go the east side and MAPFRE and Bouwe Bekking punted to go the western “outside” route waiting for the wind to go northerly. Marcel was right and the boat sponsored by Volvo won the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.
• Day 1 in the Superyacht Cup Palma Mallorca. Beautiful!
• Peter Burling conducts a Kiwi language understanding quiz.
• 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Championships on Lake Como.
• Superyacht Cup Palma Day 2.
• The finish of the Volvo 2017-18 in The Hague.
• It’s 12 months since ETNZ won the 35th Americas Cup in Bermuda. Following their own plan, the innovative Kiwis introduced “pedal power” and they did to Jimmy Spithill what he did to Dean Barker in AC 34. And now on to the 36th!
• You enjoy the high action drone footage especially from Team Brunel in the Southern Ocean? Here is the high speed drone they used.
• Leo, an English Wooden Boatbuilder in Oregon who is restoring the 110 foot Sailing Yacht “Tally Ho”, gets a new antique angle saw. US built and lovingly restored, Leo now has a saw from the early 20th Century to mill his Live Oak Frames. If you love boats (classics) like we do, please support Leo at the Sampson Boat Company in getting this fantastic project over the line and Tally Ho back on the water for generations to see and enjoy. http://sampsonboat.co.uk/support-tall